Activate Windows 10 in a Parallels virtual machine

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Question

How to activate Windows 10 in a virtual machine?

Information

Activation of Windows in a virtual machine works exactly like on a physical PC.

The process is extensively covered in the following article by Microsoft: 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/12440/windows-10-activate

Troubleshooting 

Just as the activation steps, troubleshooting is also identical to that on a physical Windows PC:

  1. Steps to using built-in Windows Activation Troubleshooter are described in this article.
  2. Advanced troubleshooting steps are covered in this article

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